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New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There'
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' Coffee lovers in Westchester, mark your calendars — an all-new cafe dedicated to enhancing its customers' daily caffeine intake will soon be celebrating its opening.  LuDy Cafe, located in Irvington at 7 North Astor St., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The establishment, founded by husband and wife Tim and Ashley Akapo, aims to "enhance your coffee experience and make every moment memorable," according to its Yelp page. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will feature live music and giveaways, the eatery will offer coffee and complimentar…
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say The popularity of pizza now makes it possible to find delicious pies in almost any place, from sea to shining sea. Having said that, few could argue that New York stands alone from anywhere else. Yelp's Top 100 rankings of the best pizza spots for 2024 attest to just that. One-tenth of the places are in New York, and more specifically, New York City. Even more specifically still, Manhattan, where eat of the pizzerias are located. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the …
Baldwin Place's The Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections Baldwin Place's The Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections
The Tortiall Project In Baldwin Place Ups The Taco Game If you aren't burned out from tacos from Cinco de Mayo and need a taco fix, then a new restaurant in the Hudson Valley specializing in handmade tortillas (think jalapeno) and small plates might be a new favorite. Northern Westchester's The Tortilla Project, located in Baldwin Place, is making waves with foodies and Yelpers for its eclectic mix of tacos, side dishes, tapas, and craft cocktails. Opened in January and located in a strip mall, you will first notice that the small restaurant's sleek decor is not strip mall material, according to Yelpers.  One Yelper put it this way: "The v…
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
Popular Westchester Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners Popular Westchester Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners
Popular Westchester Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners A well-liked pizzeria in Westchester celebrated its grand reopening after being taken over by new owners.  Bella Rosa Pizzeria, located in Yonkers at 1455 Nepperhan Ave., celebrated its grand reopening between Thursday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 4 after being purchased by new owners Danielle and Manuel Peppers.  The celebrations included a ribbon-cutting ceremony joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano in addition to several specials.  The pizzeria, which prides itself as "Hastings & Yonkers' Best Kept Secret" on its website, uses locally sourced ingredients for…
This Westchester Eatery Named As One Of Best Restaurants In Suburbs By Forbes: Report This Westchester Eatery Named As One Of Best Restaurants In Suburbs By Forbes: Report
This Westchester Eatery Named As One Of Best Restaurants In Suburbs By Forbes: Report An Italian restaurant in Westchester with a classic diner setting has been named one of the best eateries in the suburbs in a new report by Forbes.  Trattoria Vivolo, located in Harrison at 301 Halstead Ave., was recognized as one of the "best Italian restaurants in the 'burbs" by Forbes in a report on Tuesday, Jan. 9. In its write-up, the outlet praised several of the restaurant's menu items, including the polenta con funghi, the Eggplant rollatine, as well as the baccalà.  Forbes also highlighted several of the restaurant's pasta dishes such as the lasagna al for…
Comedian Susie Essman Dines At Hudson Valley Restaurant Comedian Susie Essman Dines At Hudson Valley Restaurant
Comedian Susie Essman Dines At Hudson Valley Restaurant A popular Hudson Valley restaurant had a big-time TV comedian stop by for dinner, and well, we hope a laugh or two. Susie Essman, known for her yelling and high jinks with Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," on Max made a stop in Orange County at II Fresco in Orangeburg on Wednesday, Jan. 3. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Frank Garritano (@ilfresconewyork) Owner Frank Garritano was quick to post her visit to Instagram and commented on how the show was one of his family's favorite shows. No word on if she yelled at Garritano,…
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Quality Is Unbeatable' New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Quality Is Unbeatable'
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Quality Is Unbeatable' A sushi restaurant in Westchester that has already become a hit among customers is celebrating its grand opening.  Enbu Japanese Asian Fusion, located in Yonkers at the Boyce Thompson Center located at 1086 North Broadway, held a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 13 complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. The eatery sells a variety of Asian Fusion cuisine including sushi rolls, poke bowls, hibachi, noodles and fried rice, and more. Local sushi lovers especially may want to check out the the restaurant, as it offers a special "Yonker…
‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands NY Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List ‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands NY Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List
‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands NY Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List Food so good it evokes moans of pleasure? A New York restaurant was among 50 across the country to make Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America” list for 2023. Casa Susanna – located in the Greene County hamlet of Leeds, at the Camptown Hotel – was heralded as serving up the best Mexican food on the East Coast. To come up with the list, Esquire writers traveled the United States, trying nearly 200 new restaurants serving up all styles of cuisine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Casa Susanna (@casasusannacamptown) “After a se…
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Fast, Fresh, Friendly' New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Fast, Fresh, Friendly'
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Fast, Fresh, Friendly' A new eatery in Westchester that offers a host of organic salads, smoothies, and wraps is already off to a great start.  Beyond Greens and Grains, located in Yonkers at 798 Yonkers Ave., held a grand opening celebration on Monday, Nov. 13, Yonkers city officials announced.  The eatery, which soft-launched in August, is a perfect stop for those craving a healthy meal, snack, or drink to fuel them for the day. Menu items include acai bowls, chef-designed quinoa bowls, wraps, and sandwiches.  Additionally, the eatery makes fresh juices such as Immunity Juice which includes carr…
Westchester Eatery Features Caribbean Flair With Relaxed Comfort Westchester Eatery Features Caribbean Flair With Relaxed Comfort
Westchester Eatery Features Caribbean Flair With Relaxed Comfort If you are ready to kick back after a day at work and sip some wine and grab a bite to eat, a 2-year-old restaurant in Westchester is growing its following. The eatery, 1703 Wine and Eats in Mount Vernon, is quickly becoming a mainstay for many, according to Yelp and local foodies. Known for its charcuterie boards, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles, along with an extensive wine and beer list, the restaurant gets its name from military time which translates into 5:30 p.m., or in Jimmy Buffet speak it's 5 o'clock somewhere.  Egg rolls.1730 Wine Bar and Eats The restaurant is also…
Pair Of Hudson Valley Eateries Make Yelp's Top 100 List Of Best Taco Shops In US Pair Of Hudson Valley Eateries Make Yelp's Top 100 List Of Best Taco Shops In US
Pair Of Hudson Valley Eateries Make Yelp's Top 100 List Of Best Taco Shops In US It might not be Taco Tuesday, but there's big news in the Hudson Valley when two taco shops make Yelp's Top 100 Taco Spots In US for 2023. Both restaurants are located in Rockland County in Nyack and New City, and both are the only ones in the state besides New York City to make the list.  While they might not have come in at the top, both did make the list that is compiled by Yelp who came up with the list by identifying businesses in the restaurants and tacos categories, then ranked those restaurants by the total volume and ratings of reviews.  Believe it or not, the top taco spot in th…
'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide
'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide A Mediterranian-inspired eatery in Northern Westchester built inside of a 120-year-old abbey has earned its place on the prestigious Michelin Guide. The Apropros Restaurant & Bar, located at the Abbey Inn in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., is now an all-new addition to the Michelin Guide, which helps readers discover the best restaurants by listing establishments well-received by its reviewers. In its write-up, Michelin reviewers called the eatery a "lovely inn and restaurant."  "The grounds, and the views, are worth the trip alone but the wine cellar boasting an impressive collecti…
Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report
Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report A new report by The New York Times listed four New York eateries among the Top 50 in the nation. Stissing House, located in Dutchess County at 7801 South Main Street in Pine Plains, is among the locales to be lauded by The Times in its 2023 “The Restaurant List,” which tests hundreds of eateries across the US to determine which are sending out the most exceptional and exciting dishes. Situated in a building with over 200 years of history, Stissing House as it’s known today officially opened in March 2022 when Clare de Boer took over the French restaurant and turned it into a country taver…
These 3 Westchester Pizzerias Named Among Best For Regional Styles In NY By New Report These 3 Westchester Pizzerias Named Among Best For Regional Styles In NY By New Report
These 3 Westchester Pizzerias Named Among Best For Regional Styles In NY By New Report Three pizza joints in Westchester have been recognized as among the best in New York at specializing in certain regional styles, according to a new report by The Washington Post.  The three restaurants were selected as part of a new database compiled by the Post that lists the best pizzerias in each state specializing in Chicago, Detroit, Neapolitan, New York, Roman, Sicilian, and Tavern-style pizza.  According to the report, the pizzerias in Westchester that are the best at certain styles of pie are:  Sal's Pizzeria, located at 316 Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck, which spec…
Popular Eatery To Open Second Location In Northern Westchester Popular Eatery To Open Second Location In Northern Westchester
Popular Eatery To Open Second Location In Northern Westchester A family-run restaurant in Northern Westchester known for its delicious, traditional Italian cuisine has announced that it will be opening a second location.  Chatterbox Restaurant & Bar, which already has a location in Pleasantville, will be opening a new location in Hawthorne at 58 Saw Mill River Rd. in Fall 2023, the restaurant announced on Sunday, July 2.  The Pleasantville eatery, run by the Pandolfo family and located at 75 Cooley St., is known for traditional Italian dishes like eggplant parmesan, chicken scarapriello, and Penne pasta served with homemade vodka sauce.  Addition…
Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience' Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience'
Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience' A popular Northern Westchester eatery is once again serving up delicious sandwiches after closing temporarily for renovations.  The Sandwich Spot, located in Valhalla at 160 Legion Dr., resumed serving its signature deli sandwiches and Nutella-flavored treats on Monday, June 1 after closing for renovations, the eatery's owners announced on social media.  Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Reopen In Valhalla In their announcement, the owners wrote that they are ready to serve an "unforgettable experience!"  The eatery is well-known for filling sandwiches to the brim with deli meats like th…
New Northern Westchester Eatery Cited For Unique Atmosphere, Appetizing Options New Northern Westchester Eatery Cited For Unique Atmosphere, Appetizing Options
New Northern Westchester Eatery Cited For Unique Atmosphere, Appetizing Options A brand-new eatery in Northern Westchester is quickly making a splash. The new coffee spot boasts its own roastery, live music, and "a unique experience that goes beyond your typical cafe." Common Grounds Cafe Lounge, located in Jefferson Valley at 3677 Hill Boulevard, may have only opened its doors at the end of March 2023 but has already made a name for itself by providing guests with a cozy and unique atmosphere alongside its handcrafted beverages. The eatery, which features large windows and plenty of greenery, mixes an industrial style with modern touches, from handpainted murals to …
Beloved Eatery To Close In Northern Westchester Beloved Eatery To Close In Northern Westchester
Beloved Eatery To Close In Northern Westchester A beloved local eatery in Northern Westchester known for offering retro arcade games, a soda fountain, and plenty of tea is set to soon close.  Croton Corners & Hudson Tea Co., located in Croton-on-Hudson at 124 Grand St., will close at the end of June 2023, according to owner Tessa Tokke.  Tokke did not give a reason for the closing but said that she would miss the cafe's regular visitors. "I'll miss chatting with customers the most," she said on social media, adding, "Come for tea one last time!"  The eatery, which serves unique flavors of soda, delicious authentic English tea, and…
Flavortown Goes Local: Guy Fieri Films Show At Eatery In Westchester Flavortown Goes Local: Guy Fieri Films Show At Eatery In Westchester
Flavortown Goes Local: Guy Fieri Films Show At Eatery In Westchester Fans of celebrity chef Guy Fieri will soon be able to catch him showcasing the flavors of a beloved Westchester restaurant on one of his popular television shows.  Fieri was seen filming an episode of his popular show, "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives," on Friday afternoon, May 19 at Port Chester's Rinconcito Salvadoreño located at 20 Broad St., village officials said.  The upcoming episode will feature the family-owned Salvadoran eatery, which first opened in Jamaica, Queens, and is known for serving authentic Central-American cuisine such as pupusa, a thick griddle cake filled with…
Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Northern Westchester Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Northern Westchester
Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Northern Westchester A family-owned Northern Westchester deli’s first month in business has seen a promising start. Mexcellent Deli, located in Chappaqua at 27 South Greeley Ave., opened on Tuesday, April 18. The deli offers “traditional Mexican cuisine combined with American deli fare,” according to the eatery’s website. In addition to buying their meals in-store, Mexcellent offers catering services. “Much more than a Deli!” wrote David K. of Chappaqua in a five-star review on Mexcellent’s Yelp page. “Excellent food and a very friendly staff. ... This will become a regular destination.” Posted by mexce…
Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location
Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location A popular restaurant has brought its flavorful dishes to a new part of Northern Westchester County with its second location. Melike Turkish Cuisine, whose flagship eatery is in Ossining, has now opened up a Mount Kisco venue, located at 15 East Main Street. On an Instagram post announcing the new location, one person commented, “Great news! Can’t wait to eat clean and good Turkish food in Mt Kisco!” Owner Erdal Nehir learned traditional Turkish recipes from his father and grandmother, according to the eatery’s website.  After training as a chef in Dubai, Nehir traveled back to America…
Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester
Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester Northern Westchester residents with a hankering for tasty sandwiches and Nutella-flavored sweets should look out for a beloved eatery's reopening date.  The Sandwich Spot, located in Valhalla at 160 Legion Dr., has not yet set an official reopening date after closing temporarily for renovations but is very close to once again serving up sandwiches, according to the restaurant's owners.  The restaurant serves up a variety of sandwiches filled to the brim with deli meats like thin-sliced beef, salami, turkey, and prosciutto di Parma.  Other delicious options include cheesesteaks, sausage su…
Popular Restaurant Opens Brand-New Westchester Location: 'Fresh, Full Of Taste,' Visitors Say Popular Restaurant Opens Brand-New Westchester Location: 'Fresh, Full Of Taste,' Visitors Say
Popular Restaurant Opens Brand-New Westchester Location: 'Fresh, Full Of Taste,' Visitors Say A popular restaurant known for serving Halal food will soon be celebrating the opening of a new location in Westchester.  Shah's Halal Food, which opened a new location in Yonkers at 2475 Central Park Ave. in February, will be holding a grand opening celebration at its newest eatery in the city on Monday, April 24.  The restaurant chain, which also opened a location in White Plains in 2022, is known for menu items such as gyros and platters that include lamb, rice, hummus, and more, according to the business's website.  Related Story - Newly Opened Restaurant In W…
'Every Bite Was Delicious': New French-Style Cafe Opens In Westchester 'Every Bite Was Delicious': New French-Style Cafe Opens In Westchester
'Every Bite Was Delicious': New French-Style Cafe Opens In Westchester If you're looking for a cozy French-style cafe, an all-new location in Westchester has got you covered for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Cafe Deux, located in Harrison at 307 Halstead Ave., opened on Wednesday, March 22, and provides visitors with a French-American dining experience at all times of the day.  Menus are offered for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, in addition to an extensive drink menu with wine, beer, cocktails, and even kombucha available.  If that's not enough to pique interest, the eatery also serves "cupped desserts" with peanut butter, cookies and cream, …
Popular Restaurant To Reopen At New Location After Being Closed By Fire In Westchester Popular Restaurant To Reopen At New Location After Being Closed By Fire In Westchester
Popular Restaurant To Reopen At New Location After Being Closed By Fire In Westchester A beloved Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Westchester is set to reopen at a new location after a fire forced it to temporarily close.  Shiraz Kitchen and Wine Bar, previously located in Elmsford, is now set to open at a new location in downtown White Plains at 80 Mamaroneck Ave. on Friday, April 21, according to the eatery's owners.  The restaurant, owned by Reza Parhizkaran, had to relocate after a fire erupted elsewhere in the building that once housed it.  Now that it is ready to reopen, the eatery will once again serve up its award-winning authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Menu…
Fire Closes Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Fire Closes Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant
Fire Closes Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant A popular Northern Westchester restaurant known for its wings, burgers and ribs and for being a great place for families to have a dinner out is closed due to a kitchen fire. The fire took place in Northern Westchester County on Saturday, April 8 at the New York Firehouse Grille at 63 Welcher Ave., in Peekskill. Although no one was injured, the entire kitchen was destroyed.  The owners said on Facebook the restaurant will be closed while they deal with insurance and rebuild the kitchen. A favorite with online reviewers and foodies, the "Firehouse" is one of those places where you can…
'Food Is Crazy Fresh': New Thai Restaurant In Westchester Drawing Rave Reviews 'Food Is Crazy Fresh': New Thai Restaurant In Westchester Drawing Rave Reviews
'Food Is Crazy Fresh': New Thai Restaurant In Westchester Drawing Rave Reviews An all-new restaurant in Westchester is already leaving visitors gobsmacked at the quality and freshness of its Thai cuisine.  Neung Thai Kitchen, located in Ardsley at 800 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A), opened in December 2022 and since then has been aiming to serve a "true Thai experience" to visitors, according to the restaurant's website.  The eatery's chefs use the "freshest and most authentic ingredients available" in a variety of curries, noodles, soups, fried rice dishes, and entrees, the owners said.  Menu items offered include drunken noodles, different kinds of Thai coconut cur…
New Eatery Has 'Friendly Staff, Fast Service, Good Food' In Westchester, Customers Say New Eatery Has 'Friendly Staff, Fast Service, Good Food' In Westchester, Customers Say
New Eatery Has 'Friendly Staff, Fast Service, Good Food' In Westchester, Customers Say Those in Westchester looking for a great spot to grab a bagel and coffee are in for a treat.  Earlier Report - Brand-New Eatery Open For Business In North White Plains Bagel Girl in North White Plains, which opened in October 2022 and is located at 731 North Broadway, has already become a beloved breakfast place for many customers.  Owned by Westchester native Lauren Bucci, a first-time small business owner who decided to fulfill her dream of being her own boss after the pandemic, Bagel Girl lives up to its name and serves a variety of fresh-baked bagels each morning.  Bagel options incl…
Best Pizza: Westchester Eatery Ranks High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Best Pizza: Westchester Eatery Ranks High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US
Best Pizza: Westchester Eatery Ranks High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Seven New York eateries are among Yelp's brand-new 2023 Top 100 list for best pizza spots in the United States. Yelp says the list is based on reviews and comments by readers. The highest-ranked New York pizzeria on the list is on Long Island: Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana in Massapequa, which checks in at No. 6. The eatery, which has been in business since 1967, says on its website that it uses buffalo-milk mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes imported from Naples as well as our "fresh, home-made mozzarella. "All pizzas are drizzled with 100-percent Italian extr…